BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gumbo's clean babies - no diaper needed!

As I was filming the chicks in the nest, to my great surprise one of the chicks lifted his rear up and pooped - like a projectile - it hit me and I stopped filming. I should not have been surprised because I had read about this behavior, which keeps the nest clean. But the accuracy with which she lifts clear of the nest rim is impressive. The first video is in regular time, and the second in 4 times slo-mo.

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